John Lee Hooker:
The songs from Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special are still amazing, if only because they dispelled the notion that his music no longer mattered. Up close on TV, with no lighting tricks or special effects, he must have made all the doubters feel silly. More here.
I was making myself a cup of tea this morning when I burst into tears. “I don’t want to be sick anymore,” I said fervently to myself. And I really, really don’t.
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Joe Nocera spells out how the right-wing fabrication machine falsely and deliberately blamed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the housing crisis.